NAT problem, ZeroTier nodes?

People,

I saw there was a problem with NATted nodes on the last testnet so it just occurred to me, will I be able to run a node from my ZeroTier network?

Thanks,

Phil.

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We are disabling connecting from behind a nat for now, but not forever. I am not sure about zeroteir, it looks like it’s a network in its own right, but I have never used it. If your node looks like it’s behind a NAT then it won’t work for now, but if zeroteir allows/provides a direct connection then it’s all good.

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David,

dirvine [1] MaidSafe
December 23

We are disabling connecting from behind a nat for now, but not
forever.

Right.

I am not sure about zeroteir, it looks like it’s a network
in its own right,

Correct.

but I have never used it. If your node looks like
it’s behind a NAT then it won’t work for now, but if zeroteir
allows/provides a direct connection then it’s all good.

ZT nodes can only talk to other ZT nodes on the same ZT network - I was
thinking if you adopt ZT then you can bypass NAT altogether . . and that
would add another layer of security anyway . .

P.

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Ah right. However is that not centralised and managed by a single third party? Interesting it it was decentralised and not subject to a single entity

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David,

dirvine [1] MaidSafe
December 23

Ah right. However is that not centralised and managed by a single
third party? Interesting it it was decentralised and not subject to a
single entity

Yes, I have been thinking about that option as well but I guess it won’t
happen - I think they are a for-profit company . . but the function
should be able to be decentralised I think . . I wonder if they would
be interested in a deal where SAFE could decentralise the bit of the ZT
network that was used by SAFE? - it would give them a lot of publicity
and so it might be worthwhile for them . .

P.

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Quick question not quite on topic here though.

Will nodes work behind a NAT router with port forwarding enabled for the required ports?

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At the moment, no, we are just blanket banning right now till we stabilise a lot more. The reason is the complexity of the nat/forwarding stuff. Not mad to do but it can cause so many errors we would not know if it’s our bug right now or a weird router.

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